Neurontin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control partial-onset seizures in people three years of age and older. Neurontin is usually prescribed in addition to other seizure medications. Neurontin is also referred to by its drug name, gabapentin.
Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, or in other words, a drug used to prevent and control seizures. Neurontin is believed to work in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Neurontin is taken orally as a tablet, capsule, or solution (liquid).
Do not stop taking Neurontin suddenly. If you decide to stop taking Neurontin, consult your physician for a plan to reduce your dosage gradually. Neurontin should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for Neurontin lists common side effects including sleepiness, dizziness, loss of control of body movements, loss of control of eye movements, fatigue, viral infections, fever, nausea, vomiting, and aggressive behavior.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Neurontin include severe allergic reactions.
Children may experience some side effects of Neurontin more intensely.
Call your doctor if you experience swelling of your hands or feet or signs of infection, such as fever, sore throat, and cough while taking Neurontin. Get medical help immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, throat, eyes, lips, or tongue.
Some people experience neurological symptoms including depression or suicidal thoughts and behavior while taking Neurontin. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects.
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Neurontin — RxList
Neurontin — Drugs.com